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Backpack Cutler, ME in Cutler, ME, 44.698706,-67.156878. Tempurature (min/avg/max): 45/52/57 Distance: 8mi


Journal

This was a trip to get a photo of the ridge line with fall colors, and to enjoy the ocean while looking at the stars. I didn't get the shot because of fog, but it was still an excellent trip. This was the first time I slept and had a good dream while camping. Usually they are scary ones, because of all the noises in the forest. Not sure if it was the location, or that I am getting use to camping again. My bag was 30 lbs fully loaded. Got, I haven't had that heavy of a bag for a long time! I used my 70L bag since it would hold the weight better then my ZPacks Arc Blast. Turns out there was a fair amount of bush we went through, so I was glad to have the more durable bag. I brought along an extra layer for warmth, and I'm glad I did. I'm sure I would have been fine without, but was just a little more cozy while sitting around camp. I have decided that my 20F feathered friends bag is just a few inches too short. When I am streched out on my back, my feet ar butt up against the bottom of the bag, and my shoulders are too tight against the top strap. I'm normally a side sleeper so it isn't the end of the word, but I'll know for the next time I need to upgrade my bag. Go for the long one. If it's too long, just stuff clothing down by your feet.

Brought: Main items where Canon EOS 40D, portable tripod, Tamron 10-24mm lens, ZPacks Duplex, Osprey Ather 70L backpack, 20F sleeping bag, MSR Microrocket, MSR Titanium pots. Pategonia Capilene thermal hoody, OR Helium 2, Gloves, 2 beanies, baseball style cap, fleese, long johns.

Wish I brought: None

Images

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The inland trail was closed. Usually we do a loop, but not this time.

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Just showing the milages.

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Looking across the Gulf of Maine at Grand Manan Island.

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The photo spot in the evening of the first day. I dind't bother trying to get a shot, since the sun would have ruined it. the idea was to get it during sunrise when the light was good.

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I didn't know about this site, maybe it was new. It was about a 45 min hike to the photo spot.

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Looking north east across the Gulf of Maine, and I think the land piece is Grand Manan Island. Beyond that is the Bay of Fundy in Canada.

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100 feet from tent, we had this view. The rocks were slippery, since the tide came up a fair ways.

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The only time we saw the sun during the sunrise. The rest of the time it was behind the clouds, then fog came in.

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The photo spot. I wasn't able to get a good picture with all the fog that rolled in. Came in fast too. I got like 2 shots, then the fog was too much.

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Trying to get the shot, but fog rolled in too fast, and the sun was stuck behind clouds.

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Even with the fog ruining the shot I wanted, scenery was still breath taking.

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Bird sat out on the rock with his wings out for a long time.

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Red thing on my back is the tripod. Worked great, and very compact.

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This was a nice photo spot that Pauline found. I had to do a little rock scrambling but worth it.

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Pauline enjoying the ocean while I sneak in a photo of her.

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The bridge lover walking along the bridges.

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This little red squirrel ran up on the rock, cussed us out, then ran back into the bushes, like 3 times.


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